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Sustainability Science

Shackleton’s Man Goes South Launch- Emma Tompkins Guest Speaker Event

18:00 - 19:30
24 April 2013
Science Museum, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2DD

For more information regarding this event, please email .

Event details

The Science Museum invites you and a guest to celebrate the launch of Tony White’s new novel Shackleton’s Man Goes South, the Science Museum’s 2013 Atmosphere commission, published exclusively as part of the Contemporary Arts Programme.


Dr Emma Tompkins, Co-chair of Sustainability Science at Southampton, is a guest speaker at the launch of Tony White's new novel Shackleton's Man Goes South at the Natural History Museum.

Full details can be found in the event programme or below.

18.00 Evening begins

18.25 Welcome from Roger Highfield, Director of External Affairs

18.30 Is everything going south? Chair Siân Ede introduces Tony White, Simon Ings (novelist and editor of New Scientist's digital quarterly Arc) and Dr Emma Tompkins (specialist in climate change adaptation and adviser to the UK Climate Impacts Programme) to discuss how science and literature are imagining climate change futures

19.30 Drinks reception and book signing, followed by a tour of the dedicated Atmosphere gallery display and the opportunity to attend Lates, the Science Museum's regular monthly evening for adults, this month themed around climate science


Sarah Harvey 020 7942 4736

Places are limited. If you wish to attend it is essential you reply by Monday 15 April.

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